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A mechanic shows how he inspects a used car before buying it.

Pro mechanic Scotty Kilmer shows us how to quickly check a used car for purchase. Watch the video and download the free checklist to print and take with you.

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Build this beautiful "wall hanging thing" in a few hours. VIDEO

Chris Salamone from Foureyes Furniture built a slick "wall hanging thing" in an afternoon and filmed it. You can use it to hang coats, bags, keys... whatever.

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This small modern farmhouse is actually mobile.

Architect Lewis Butler designed this modern farmhouse for his parents. Before that they were living in a trailer on the farm.

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Weekend project: DIY shelf using industrial pipe.

It's surprisingly easy to build your own shelf using industrial pipe. The look is really unique and works in many home styles from rustic to modern.

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I read a book about tidying up. And I liked it! Konmari

I recently read a book about tidying up. That sounds boring, but it was just the opposite. Tidying up is more than the act itself. It's spiritual.

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After painting a room, don't skip these final touchup steps. VIDEO

The final step to painting a room is touching up and cleaning up. Watch John Burbidge, author of Watching Paint Dry, as he cleans up inevitable mistakes.

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This is the right way to paint interior trim. VIDEO

John Burbidge, from How to Paint a House Right, recommends painting trim last to avoid splattering wall paint on your trim. Check out his great pro tips.

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This is how to paint walls like a pro. VIDEO

Watch how a professional painter paints walls. There are some great tips you probably haven't heard yet from John Burbidge, author of Watching Paint Dry.

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How to paint your ceiling. VIDEO

After prepping a room for painting, hit the ceiling first. Sounds simple, but there's actually a lot to it. John Burbidge takes you through the finer points.

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How to prep a room for painting. VIDEO

You can always tell when a painter didn't know what he was doing – or didn't care. The room says it all. The biggest difference is in the prep. Watch the video.

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How to fix a large hole in your wall. VIDEO

The most versatile way to fix a hole in your wall is to cut it square, add backing, and install a drywall patch. Watch Ken Collier from The Family Handyman.

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Watch how to repair a drywall crack. VIDEO

Sometimes as a house settles, a fine crack will show up in the drywall. The repair is simple. Watch Jacy Elsesser from the FIX IT Home Improvement Channel.

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How to make a room look taller.

A little extra height in a room, whether real or perceived, is always a good thing. Here are six quick ways to make your room look taller.

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Solar shades: What every designer should know.

Solar shades – or solar screens – block the sun, but not the view. Learn when to use them, when not to use them, and how to customize them for your situation.

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